To: The Honorable Judge Ursula Ungaro,
Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse
400 North Miami Avenue. Room 12-4
Miami, Florida 33128
Re: (Case No. 1:17-cr-20904-UU)
I would like to say that your sentence was a travesty, an assault on the public’s confidence, to wit, a crime against an American. Your bias exudes through every pore of your radically unjust 33-year prison sentence. You gave no merit to the facts of the case as the evidence presents it. You ignored the reality of the case and the reality of my involvement. You failed to consider my life's tribulation. And, that the Courts in 2016, due to a Supreme Court ruling, ORDER that I had illegally served 22 years of incarceration as a result of an illegal and unconstitutional sentence. Lastly, you ignored that ADB-Fubinaca is an innocuous substance.
The Government perpetrated a fraud- and this Court eagerly bought into it hook, line and sinker. You made an unsupported and reckless decision to what amounts to killing me and my parents for a nonviolent offense. You sentenced me harsher than murders, rapist, pedophiles, bank robbers, drug lords, terrorist and other offenders who actually sell a substances that kill Americans every single minute. I studied your sentencing patterns since your appointment, on drug and violent cases alike and NO-sentence that you've imposed is as unjustly disproportionate as the 33 year prison sentence you gave my family and I for what amounts to (under) 1 kilo of fake weed. Of which 80% of the said substance held against me was obtained illegally and admittedly belonged to the Government's informant. This is a humanitarian crisis, a crime against an American. The sentence you imposed against me did not protect the public's interest: (only) served to appease your own personal bias. For God sake you sentenced my co-defendant to "probation" for the same conduct.
Your Honor, the disparity among your history of sentences clearly proves that your sentence against me an unconscionable abuse of appointed powers. Noting: That for synthetic marijuana- NO court in the United States, has ever given an individual a sentence anywhere near the 33 years prison sentence you gave me, despite the fact that this individuals be responsible for possessing, manufacturing and distributing hundreds, if not thousands of Kilos of synthetic marijuana. Not to mention that you have sentenced Defendants convicted of possessing, manufacturing and distributing substances like heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, which are deadly drugs, to far more lenient sentences. Respectfully your sentence against me was itself an unjustifiable crime.
Yes my case deals with participating in sending inmates a diluted form of fake weed, to which you rendered an unsupported sentencing collogue of how ADB-Fubinaca could create hazards within prisons, despite not having an iota of evidence that ADB-Fubinaca could even cause the behaviors you hypothesized. Yet those hazards you spoke of are more profound and commonly attributed to other substances, which have proven to have deadly effects on our communities/our children/and the same could be said about our public service men and women. Yet you've not given those defendants such harsh and permanent sentences as the one you imposed against me. Why? What I find most troubling about your sentence is that individuals that have been sentenced, to include correctional officers, for introducing heroin, cocaine and the likes of fentynl substances that are responsible for killing Americans every minute, into likewise prison facilities, have not received a sentence nowhere near what you gave me. Further How could I be punished harsher than those who are distributing and manufacturing dangerous drugs into our society? And, a million times harsher than all those who have been convicted for other synthetic marijuana strains?
Your Honor, your sentence is third world, illegal, highly disproportionate and un-American. I'm further distraught that you gave little thought to me as a human being. As a husband, a father to an incredible daughter and son to loving and suffered parents. As a man who knowingly made mistakes in life, but who also has been victimized by both our judicial system and life itself. I Pray' that you realized that your sentence was highly inappropriate.
Daniel A. Rodriguez